Bernie Ecclestone, 2012

Ecclestone: BayernLB “picked the wrong person”

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Bernie Ecclestone, 2012In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone says German bank BayernLB, who intend to launch a ??244m legal battle against him, have “picked the wrong person” to go up against.

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F1’s Ecclestone says will fight BayernLB damages claim (Reuters)

Ecclestone said his lawyers had told him the vast majority of such damages claims were settled out of court, but he had no intention of doing so. “They picked the wrong person with me,” said the British billionaire.

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